Alpha GPC Is A Nootropic Superstar!
Alpha-GPC has been shown to improve BOTH mental AND physical performance.
Alpha-GPC increases the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and assists in learning and memory.
In athletes, Alpha-GPC has been shown to increase endurance performance and growth hormone secretion.
Alpha GPC is a natural choline compound found in the brain.
It' s also a parasympathomimetic acetylcholine precursor which has been investigated for its potential in treating Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Alpha GPC makes quick work of delivering choline to the brain where it increases the production of acetylcholine along with critical cell membrane phospholipids. This is a quick read that takes a deeper look at this lovely little brain boosting molecule: Alpha-GPC – An Overview.
And there's some great research on Alpha GPC's implications healing TBI too!
See below for relevant studies on how Alpha GPC and other choline analogues may be prove to be important tools in better recovery from traumatic brain injury.* The top section links to studies and the bottom section is an archive of the best articles we've come across on the topic. Have fun!
"Dietary Choline Supplementation Improves Behavioral, Histological, and Neurochemical Outcomes in a Rat Model of Traumatic Brain Injury." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2946871/
"Integrated brain restoration after ischemic stroke--medical management, risk factors, nutrients, and other interventions for managing inflammation and enhancing brain plasticity." https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19364191/
"Acetylcholine Facilitates Recovery of Episodic Memory after Brain Damage." https://www.jneurosci.org/content/32/40/13787
"Effects of CDP-choline on the recovery of patients with head injury." https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1940960/
"Treatment of postconcussional symptoms with CDP-choline" https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1940965/
From Designs For Health:"Alpha GPC & TBI…Connecting the Dots." https://blog.designsforhealth.com/node/747